Acts 16:30-31 – Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
The Philippian jailer was originally fearful enough to take his own life thinking that he had lost his prisoners. God uses Paul to intervene and stop the jailer from harming himself. Then the jailer poses the question to Paul and Silas what is required of me to be saved? The answer is not quit your job as jailer or clean up. Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved along with your family!
When the question is asked to me let me answer with the clarity and boldness of Paul and Silas. Let me be Great Commission minded to ask that question of others to ascertain their understanding of salvation and tell them they simply have to place their faith in Jesus. There is nothing I can do or anyone can do to be saved other than by the grace of God. Therefore, I need not complicate the truth in the gospel message by adding anything. We are saved by grace alone not by any works we do. As a man, I have an important role of spiritual leadership in my family.
Thank you for the truth in your word and your love grace and mercy for us. Let the power of the Spirit lead me to clearly and boldly proclaim your gospel to honor you.